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The Challenge of Youth Disconnectedness Among Latinas

The Challenge of Youth Disconnectedness Among Latinas

22 Aug 2016 | Angel Ross

By the end of this decade, the majority of youth under age 18 will be people of color. Their ability to succeed in the labor force will determine the strength of our economy in the decades to come. Yet, data on youth disconnectedness show we are failing the very people we are | Read more >

National Equity Atlas: August Updates

National Equity Atlas: August Updates

22 Aug 2016 | Alexis Stephens

Since the movement to build an equitable economy takes no summer vacation, we’ve been hard at work and are happy to share new features on the Equity Atlas:
 
Gender Data Added to Three Indicators
Racial gaps in health, income, employment, and education between Whites and people of | Read more >

Why U.S.-born Latinos Tend to Fare Better than Immigrant Latinos

Why U.S.-born Latinos Tend to Fare Better than Immigrant Latinos

16 Aug 2016 | Sahelit Bahiru

Second generation immigrants show improved socioeconomic outcomes over their parents. Despite America’s many challenges in creating equitable opportunities, it is a rare bright spot in the nation’s racial and ethnic landscape. New data added to the National Equity Atlas in July | Read more >

National Equity Atlas: July Update

National Equity Atlas: July Update

25 Jul 2016 | Alexis Stephens

Dear Equity Atlas Users,

It is our goal to make the National Equity Atlas as robust a resource as possible to help you make the case for equity in your community. So we are happy to introduce to you the latest round of Equity Atlas news and updates.
 
New Data on | Read more >
An Overview of America’s Working Poor

An Overview of America’s Working Poor

07 Jul 2016 | Angel Ross

Wage stagnation and the increasing number of people who are working yet still poor are significant challenges of our era. One recent study found that there isn’t a single congressional district in the country where a full-time minimum wage worker could afford a two-bedroom | Read more >

A Closer Look at Black Unemployment Using Ancestry Data

A Closer Look at Black Unemployment Using Ancestry Data

28 Jun 2016 | Sahelit Bahiru

The Black population in the United States historically faced widespread discrimination in the labor market, and studies reveal that employers continue to discriminate on the basis of race. Racial bias as well as other structural and institutional barriers are reflected in the Black | Read more >

New Data on Homeownership by API Subgroups Uncovers Gaps by Ancestry

New Data on Homeownership by API Subgroups Uncovers Gaps by Ancestry

09 Jun 2016 | Abigail Langston

The diverse range of Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian communities in the United States represents many different languages and countries of origin. When these communities are grouped together into a single “Asian or Pacific Islander” (API) category, that aggregated | Read more >